• Alex WalshAlex Walsh, 4 years ago

    It's odd - given that Airbnb now has plenty of 'Experiences' on their database, they could easily provide a 'hotspot' type map. They could also provide information about the most booked area given that they probably have that data.

    But Dan really hit the nail on the head with this - I did the exact same thing when booking a long term rental in Australia. I wanted to make sure the area I was booking in is a decent, safe area - so I took to trip advisor to see reviews of the area.

    4 points
    • Dan B, 4 years ago

      Thanks Adam! Very good point for the Experiences. Makes a ton of sense now that you mention it. I didn't even think of that.

      There are a few specific job-to-be-done around that area that aren't tackled. I had a few redesigns MVPs that I didn't take the time to include in this release because I wanted to keep it short, but I'll probably append them later because they really have a great opportunity there.

      As I mentioned on the Twitter thread, I feel like they are more focused on their other verticals these days (Adventures, Experiences, Animals). It's even more obvious on the home screen. Every time I see it, it feels like different product teams (one per vertical) are competing for my attention on the home screen. ;)

      1 point
  • Harper Lieblich, 4 years ago

    This commentary reeks of “first world problems“

    2 points
    • Kyle Greely, 4 years ago

      And here we go again. A rare, quality piece of content appears on DN and the first comment disparages a design critique as having "first world problems".

      I wonder why no one posts here anymore...

      6 points
      • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 4 years ago

        well, that is not the reason for why noone posts here anymore.

        They are still right.

        4 points
      • Dan B, 4 years ago

        Totally understand your point @Harper. Factually, those ARE first world problems. Yet that lens would mean we should qualify most UX improvement in Apps/SaaS as first world problems.

        Another way to approach this might be to use some of the underlying principles described to sharpen our eyes… so that we can collectively use more of our skills for social impact. ;)


        5 points
  • Parvez SParvez S, 4 years ago

    Most case studies bore me to death but I really enjoyed this. I don't know if it's the interactions or the language but I had a stupid smile on my face throughout the whole thing!

    1 point